Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A grassy quadrangle surrounded by cloisters.
  • n. Archaic A yard, garden, or paddock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A grassy quadrangle surrounded by cloisters
  • n. A clearing in the woods; as such, part of many placenames in northern England
  • n. A group or a household dedicated to the pagan faith Heathenry.
  • n. A word for a location or sacred space, as used in ritual and poetry in modern Heathenry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A close; a yard; a croft; a garden.
  • n. A dam or weir for catching fish.
  • n. A hoop or band.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A close; a yard; a garden.
  • n. A dam or weir for catching fish.
  • n. A hoop or band.

Etymologies

Middle English, enclosed yard, from Old Norse gardhr; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse garðr (cognate with Old English ġeard, whence English yard). (Wiktionary)

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  • from which the word "garden"

    August 25, 2008

  • In castle architecture, a courtyard or internal enclosure, open to the sky.

    August 25, 2008